Online sales tax is in sight. And it's coming. At least, in the U.S. first. We've not heard of reports from it being imposed anywhere else just yet. ABC News reports that U.S. shoppers could pay at least 5 percent more than they do today when imposed.
Republicans in Congress have joined Democrats to support a bill that would give states authority to force Amazon, eBay, and other online companies to collect sales taxes.
Online shoppers are used to getting great deals on the internet. It's the ease and convenience of shopping in the comfort of your own home or space or on demand, whichever you choose. Would online sales tax change that sort of buying behavior?
Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru believes that only a small minority of consumers would go back to buying in stores if the sales tax changed. What do you think? Would you continue shopping online if there were sales tax?